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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

August 11, 2020

July 27, 2020 By Marlena Mumma WLTZ https://www.wltz.com/2020/07/27/minority-mental-health-awareness-month/ Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, background and identity can make access to mental health treatment much more difficult. National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was established in July, more »

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An Open Letter In Response To The President’s Executive Order On Safe Policing For Safe Communities

7/17/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/An-Open-Letter-in-Response-to-the-President-s-Executive-Order-on-Safe-Policing-for-Safe-Communities Today, NAMI, in partnership with CIT International and other national organizations working in mental health and policing, released an open letter responding to President Trump’s June 16th executive order, “Safe Policing for Safe Communities.” The order is the Administration’s response to the recent national outcry for police reform, following the killing of George more »

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Why We Need More Culturally Competent Therapists

Jul 10, 2020 By Sebastian Martinez NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2020/Why-We-Need-More-Culturally-Competent-Therapists I am a Latinx (a person who is ethnically from a Latin American or Caribbean culture) living with co-occurring mental health conditions. It took quite some time for me to realize that my constant depressive state, trauma responses, insomnia and other symptoms all fall under the title more »

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Now Available for Replay: ‘Ask the Expert Webinar: Failing Another Test in Addressing Mental Health Disparities’

July 22, 2020

NAMI’s Ask the Expert Webinar: Failing Another Test in Addressing Mental Health Disparities is available for replay at www.nami.org/asktheexpert. Recent events have revealed a lack of awareness and understanding of how social and environmental factors, like structural racism, create disparities in mental health care, especially for communities of color. During this webinar, Dr. Altha Stewart more »

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Virtual Support Group Meetings

While in-person NAMI support group meetings are cancelled, groups are meeting virtually by remote connection. NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups offer respect, understanding, encouragement and hope for those living in recovery. NAMI Family Support Groups are for families, caregivers and loved ones of those who live with mental health challenges. NAMI Georgia Support Groups NAMI more »

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Call the NAMI Georgia Resource HelpLine

NAMI Georgia offers a non-crisis HelpLine that can provide information about resources for persons with mental illnesses and their family members in Georgia. We can provide information on NAMI programs, community services, education, support groups, and peer support. Our operators are not trained to provide counseling, nor emergency services for those in crisis. We are not a suicide hotline. If you are more »

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Parity Needed In Insurance Coverage For Depression, Anxiety As Pandemic Affects Mental Health

July 16, 2020

June 12, 2020 By Ellen Eldridge GPB News https://www.gpbnews.org/post/parity-needed-insurance-coverage-depression-anxiety-pandemic-affects-mental-health The Carter Center says now is the time to look closely at how insurance companies cover mental health treatment. The 2008 Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act requires insurers to cover illnesses of the brain in the same way as more »

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How law enforcement is trained to address mental health situations

Jul 3, 2020 Gainesville Times https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/badge-bar/how-law-enforcement-are-trained-address-mental-health-situations/ When law enforcement is called to a situation, it often can be tense. When that situation involves someone with trauma in his or her background or with mental illness, it can be especially difficult for all involved. “It’s not always a diagnosable mental illness that causes problems, but it more »

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